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What happened to the $250 Wii?!?!?!

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  1. ColbZ

    ColbZ WiiChat Member

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    Ok, what's going on here? When the Wii first came out around last year, it sold for $250, and Nintendo said it would QUOTE: "not exceed $250 in America or 25,000 yen in Japan"

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    After reading that, I was very happy because $250 was in my price range. So I searched everywhere I could to find a place to buy it. I first searched Amazon, because they always have the cheapest prices, and - WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!?! The VERY CHEAPEST price for a Nintendo Wii console is 380 bucks!! And that's for a USED ONE!!!!! :wtf: So, I searched other places, but STILL no luck!!! I Froogle'd it, eBay'ed it, Buy.com'ed it, PriceGrabber.com'ed it, but nothing is cheaper. What's going on here?! Seems to me that Nintendo is just a bunch of big fat liars, because not only did the Wii exceed $250, it almost DOUBLED it. Usually for electronics, when time goes by, the price goes DOWN, not UP!!!! Is there something I'm missing here? Please help...:(
     
  2. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    You do realise that Nintendo aren't actually responsible for the price of the console. I'm not sure who is responsible for the R.R.P of a product though...

    Oh, and also, are you familiar with the concept of value and rarity? I can't say for anywhere else, but where I live, you cannot find a Wii on sale, second hand or otherwise.

    Not that I'm condoning it, more just saying "It's to be expected".
     
  3. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    Hey there Doctor Deetedee, did you know that Nintendo doesn't sell their consoles on ebay, buy.com, or amazon??? They sell retail for 250$, ask any Gamestop, Best Buy, or even Walmart worker, they'll tell you.
     
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    X@vier WiiChat Member

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    The wii is $250 or so but since u can't find it anywhere people are trying to make a quick buck by charging more for it, if u look and are able to find on either @ BestBuy or WallMart and other stores like this ones I'm sure u'll get it for $250 but like i said thats only if u are able to find one for sale.

    ~X
     
  5. wezeles

    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    yep thats the way it works, search for it,camp out for it, Luck out with it, and you get the 250 price...
    if you want it garanteed without the work/luck your gonna have to pay a premium or be forced into a bundle buy...

    You have to do what everyone else did for the Wii and hunt one down, this is not an impulse buy item thats for sure, because your way more that lucky if you chance across one! even now at over a year since launch there are just about impossibal to find.
    Ask your local stores when they normally get shipments in for Wii's alot of times they all get them off the same truck... Find the one with the most comming in and camp out the day its supose to arive. I had good luck with toys-r-us they had something like 18 delivered at open "10am" on sunday morning i was 17th and had been there since 8am.
     
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    mn777saint WiiChat Member

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    Please dont be angry At Nintendo

    At any brick & mortar store, ie Target, BestBuy, Wal-mart, GameStop, CircutCity, the MSRP is in us $249.99 + state sales tax for a Wii....if you plan it out or luky enough to be there when they have one in stock...thats all it costs....so its not Nintendo who is jacking up the price, nor is the retail stores...but what is known as "Supply & Demand" and I'm rather shocked that it's state of "Supply & Demand" is still that high so long after its first launch date...to me this says somthing about the Product.
     
  7. SantaClaws

    SantaClaws Go Win a Darwin Award

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    I think eveyone has been dying to say this but has been holding off because you're new

    but I'll say it.

    WOW YOU'RE STUPID
     
  8. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    I actually said it already, its just hidden in the message.
     
  9. T3kNi9e

    T3kNi9e Conquistador

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    Supply is like: |||

    meanwhile...

    Demand is like: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
     
  10. SantaClaws

    SantaClaws Go Win a Darwin Award

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    well I meant upfront so he gets the big picture

    :wink:
     
  11. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    KISSYFACE?????????????? WTF MAN!!!!
     
  12. Blastoid

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    I got mine at ToysRus by calling one Friday morning to see when they might have them and was told a shipment just came in. :)

    If anyone is near New York City you can go to the Nintendo World store near Rockafeller Plaza, they ALWAYS have Wii's and they are $249.99.
     
  13. SantaClaws

    SantaClaws Go Win a Darwin Award

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    it just said wink so that's what it's meant to be
     
  14. Dorkfish

    Dorkfish I'm Good at Games

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    ikik, lol
     
  15. highroller

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    A core Wii:

    Wii console
    Wii remote
    Wii Nunchuk
    Wii Sports

    should cost $249.99

    But many stores are offering the wii as bundles (to get more money) with extra controls and games for higher prices
     
  16. andyfeat

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    use wiitracker.com to keep up with online stock of the wii. Soooooo many sold online today for 249.99 at sears. They actually are instock now there.
     
  17. LuckyArmpt

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    The basic principle of Economics, the law of supply and demand. When demand is more than supply, cost of goods goes up.
    I bought my Wii at wally mart. I happened to know the person who runs the electronics dept. and she set one aside for me when a shipment came in.
    I paid 249.95. No way was I going to pay the 380 that the hucksters on ebay want. If you want one, your gonna have to camp out and make alot of phone calls.

    Lucky...
     
  18. CantGetAWii

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    Like others have said, those prices that exceed $250 come with extras, being games, accessories etc. Most of which is not needed, as most of the games that are bundled with it are no good.

    Just keep trying to find the normal Wii's for $250, keep trying and it will come.
     
  19. Ekiushi

    Ekiushi Penetrating your mind

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    You are complaining about $250?! I would LOVE to pay $250 - if you convert that to Australian it's only like $278! But I paid $388 at the time! Although I did get 5% of that, it's not that fantastic. Let me convert the $388 to American for you. It's $347. So really, don't complain about your prices.
     
  20. Trulen

    Trulen Isn't here as much

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    Yeah. I'm pretty sure the guy's/girl's got his/her reason in the 5+ posts telling him the reason by now.

    I'll save him/her from future humiliation :X
     
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